Sunday September 22 2019, 5:00 PM

Dr V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall
Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN

Jesse Bannister (Saxophone)
Pratik Shrivastava (Sarod)
Pandit Subhen Chatterjee(Tabla)


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About the Ensemble

Confluence is a unique TRIO of North Indian Classical Music by three outstanding musicians.

About the Artists

Jesse Bannister

Jesse Bannister is a unique musician who is respected as the leading Indian Saxophonist in Europe. He learned from such illustrious musicians as Pt. Dharamveer Singh (a UK based sitar player, who has learnt from Sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan) and Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty. He has performed throughout England, regularly bringing new and inspiring projects to the UK Music scene having performed at the London Jazz Festival, the Darbar festival, and the Musicport Bridgewater Hall. Jesse has composed music for the Halle Orchestra, Film, TV, Theatre and Dance productions and has co-founded Indo Jazz ensembles Raga Nova and Samay. Jesse has collaborated with many artists including Siva Raman, Talvin Singh, Andy Sheppard, Pt. Subhen Chatterjee  and The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Jessie has been performing in major music festivals in UK, India , USA, Canada and many other countries for the past 15 years. Legendary vocalist Pt. Jasraj describes Jessie Bannister as "The Future of Indian Classical Music".

Pratik Shrivastava (Sarod)

Pratik Shrivastava, a young and talented Sarod player born in 1987, began his musical journey under the training of his grandfather Pandit Rabi Chakraborty, an eminent Sarod player of the Maihar Gharana and a senior disciple of Sarod legend Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and further nurtured his technical virtuosity under the tutelage of his uncle Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty. Presently, to fine tune his performance still further and understand the aesthetic nuances of music, he is under the able guidance of world renowned vocalist Pt. Ajay Chakraborty and veteran sarod player Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar. Pratik has been touring extensively all parts of the world and has already played in many major music conferences both in India & abroad.

Pandit Subhen Chatterjee.

Pandit Subhen Chatterjee is one of best known tabla players of India today. Having learnt the art of tabla playing from tabla legend Pt. Swapan Chowdhury of Lucknow Gharana, Subhen went on to incorporate the beauty of other Gharanas or Schools of tabla playing into his playing and has thus been able to make his style of playing distinctively different from others. Subhen has been playing in the major music festivals for more than 30 years now accompanying such greats of Indian Music as Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt.Jasraj, Vidushi Girija Devi, Vidushi Shobha Gurtu,Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Ustad Shahid Parvez & many others.

Other than playing Classical Music, Subhen is also one of the leaders of World Music Movement in India with his World Music band KARMA  which he has formed way back in 1985 and which is still one of the best known bands in India. Subhen is also a regular performer of Womad, a music movement started by internationally acclaimed guitar maestro Mr. Peter Gabriel. Subhen's CD named Artistry which is a live recording of his performance with Sitar maestro Pt. Manilal Nag and Sarangi maestro Pt. Ramesh Mishra has been nominated for the most coveted Grammy award in the year 2003. Subhen has also composed a Single Piece which he played live with a team of 338 musicians non-stop for 52 minutes in Jorhat (Assam, India) has got him into Guinness book of world records.
About the Venue:
Normandale Community College is located at : 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

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IMSOM's Spring 2019 Concert Series has been is made possible by the UHG “Dollars for Doers” Grant, matching grants from Honeywell & US Bank, a generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, late Dr V Premanand & family, Sandhya Joshi & Gopal Sadagopal, and the generosity of IMSOM’s members and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Mpls/106.7 FM St. Paul).

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